| by Kenneth Chase | 82 comments

10 adulting things you should do before 2020

July is here and with it, the second half
of 2019. If you’re feeling like you’re falling behind
with your goals, the mid-year is the perfect time to get a reset and start tackling all
of those things you have to do and which will make you thank yourself in the future. Before we go on with it I want to make a little
shameless self-promotion and announce that there’s currently a branded notebook on the
works for this channel. It will be a Moleskine-type notebook with
flexible cover, dotted and numbered pages. If you are interested in this first attempt
at a stationery line, all you have to do is go to the watch page and if you’re interested,
insert your email and you’ll be notified when the notebook is in stock. There will be very few units available so
this is the only way to ensure that you’ll be able to get your notebook before they sell
out. International shipping is available and it
will be around 7$. All the links will be provided below. 1. Organize your finances and create at least
the draft of a budget for 2020. I actually think that the mid-year is the
best time to start budgeting for the following year. In July you probably know how much you’ll
be earning for the next six months and that will make you aware of how much money you
will be able to spend, save and invest until January. Having all of these factors in mind will also
allow you to look at the bigger picture and understand whether you should be asking for
a raise, start a side-hustle or cut back on some major unnecessary expenses. 2. Start at least one-book per month challenge. In case you’re falling behind your reading
goals, this is a good time to compromise to stick at least with one book per month until
the end of the year. Just pick six books that you think you will
enjoy or books that are useful, order them to save on shipping (if you don’t have the
option of finding them on your local library) and commit to the challenge. 3. Declutter that specific part in your house
you know is giving you anxiety. This can be your wardrobe, a kitchen cabinet
or that uncontrollable stationery drawer. Now’s the time to get rid of the elephant
in the room and start cleaning. 4. Schedule those appointments you’ve been dreading
– doctor’s appointments, blood testing, a hair cut, your car inspection. Scheduling those appointments via phone or
internet will probably take a couple of minutes and a big chunk of being a responsible adult
for the entire year will be taken care of, just like that. 5. Reevaluate and reflect on your long-term lists
– like you bucket list, your 30 before 30 list, your 2019 resolutions list, and so on. Maybe some of these goals made sense back
in the day when you wrote them down but they have become inapplicable or simply don’t interest
you anymore. 6. Look at your schedule and track the time you
spent doing what you currently do. Then try to understand whether there are things
that you are doing which you **can** cut back on and will have no detrimental impact on
your health or happiness. For instance, I was spending 6 hours a week
going to a class I didn’t enjoy and the thing wasn’t even a part of my degree. I was wasting 6 hours per week in a place
where I didn’t want to be when no actually forced me to be there – so I cut that from
my schedule and I now have 6 more hours in my day to do stuff that I like. 7. Plan something big for 2020. You should end 2019 and start 2020 with something
to look forward to, and I think that planning a big project for the next year is the best
thing to give you some motivation. This can be something like writing a book,
going on a trip, volunteering, planning your wedding, getting a new job or starting a hobby. As soon as you have that pre-planned you will
have all the tools you need in 2020 to start working on that project with all the brainstorming
already done. 8. Take a 30 day fitness challenge. Basically commit to exercise for 30 days in
a row. The intensity should vary depending on how
comfortable you feel with exercising, but even taking a walk in the morning should feel
like a big milestone when you are actually able to do it for a whole month. This challenge can kickstart your routine
and make you enter 2020 with an established habit. 9. Just call or message those people who you’ve
lost contact with and want to start talking to again. 10. Learn how to cook five new recipes. You don’t need to go overboard with your cooking
skills, but mastering five recipes in 6 months should be easy enough, give you enough time
for the whole trial-and-error process and make you feel more confident that you can
actually cook and don’t need to order food as much as you usually do. And if you want to boost your organisation
skills and learn with the best, you can find tons of organization and planning lessons
in Skillshare, who’s sponsoring today’s video. Skillshare is an online learning community
with more than 25 thousand classes in dozens of different categories and they can help
you build new skills, develop new strategies and learn more about anything you feel curious
about. Skillshare portfolio includes productivity
and business masterclasses, tutorials on how to work with different types of software,
language classes, art and design courses and so on. But if you’re watching this video because
you want to get more organized before 2020, you can start by watching Productivity Habits
That Stick: Using Time Theming. Premium membership gives you unlimited access
to all these incredible classes so no individual payments required and since skillshare costs
less than 10 dollars a month for the yearly subscription, it’s the perfect platform
to conitnuously develop your study skills.Also, if you one of the first 500 people to click
the link in description box to get your first two months of unlimited classes for free. I hope you enjoyed today’s video and I will
see you next week. Bye guys!


Hardik Bishnoi

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply


Be Organised With Me

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

I am the 1st commenter and viewer and liker too ???

Hardik Bishnoi

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

First commeent

Hardik Bishnoi

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

First like

acca accathik

Jul 7, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

love from China


Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

Falling behind…that i did with shoulder surgery! Very frustraiting, but as always…great videos for FUTURE use…lol!!

Lisa Nook

Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

I love your videos
N everything
By far the best motivational youtuber
Love you so much
Xoxo ❣❣


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Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply


Angel Morcus

Jul 7, 2019, 4:04 pm Reply

You inspire me for my videos – thankyou ❤️

Mariam Owusu

Jul 7, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply


Niya La

Jul 7, 2019, 4:08 pm Reply

Where is your laptop stand from? It looks both sleek and useful, I love it.

Marietta Sperry

Jul 7, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

What budgeting system do you like to use?

dai chumacero

Jul 7, 2019, 4:10 pm Reply

I like that theres still 5 month to 2020. So i can take my time to actually do it! <3

Erika K

Jul 7, 2019, 4:11 pm Reply

It's mid year and we need to take action ♡ reading, decluttering, journaling, planning my projects for 2020 are all on my list too 🙂

studyJin TV

Jul 7, 2019, 4:13 pm Reply


Avishek Pal

Jul 7, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

I love watching your videos so much. I'm working but your videos take me back to my college days. Thanks. 🙂 Keep up the good work.

Derry Moore

Jul 7, 2019, 4:22 pm Reply

so many videos recently, feel so blessed <3 thank you so much for your inspo recently ?


Jul 7, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

Your accent is really cute!

Jannah Ashraf

Jul 7, 2019, 4:27 pm Reply

22nd comment whas up!

Janwabi Basu Mallick

Jul 7, 2019, 4:48 pm Reply

I find every video you release is so innovative…something new as always…love that….?

Mansi Malik

Jul 7, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

Budgeting is sooo hectic…


Jul 7, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

Great video! Can you please make a video on how to make a budget spreadsheet?

Ioana Zarova

Jul 7, 2019, 5:29 pm Reply


Ioana Zarova

Jul 7, 2019, 5:29 pm Reply


Maariya Shireen

Jul 7, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

Great video

Lesslie Jocol

Jul 7, 2019, 6:23 pm Reply

Love the video Mariana! What nail polish are you wearing? <3

Nadine Treichl

Jul 7, 2019, 6:38 pm Reply

I simply love your videos Mariana!!!!! They are brighten up my days!!!! ??

Behroz Mahrukh

Jul 7, 2019, 6:51 pm Reply


i moonet.

Jul 7, 2019, 7:04 pm Reply

In case anyone wants to know, the app she uses on 1:42 is named Anybooks.

Catherine B

Jul 7, 2019, 7:31 pm Reply

$18 + shipping $7…wow


Jul 7, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

How can I organize my finances if I dont earn any money lol

Lauren Trucksess

Jul 7, 2019, 8:15 pm Reply

I know a lot of YouTube channels don’t like to put their notes of their video within the description, but thank for you for doing so!!

Mar Váler

Jul 7, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

Thanks for the video and the subs ?????

Raphael PH Santos

Jul 7, 2019, 11:34 pm Reply

Vi livros em português 🙂

Jessica Peavy

Jul 7, 2019, 12:11 am Reply

Thank you so much!

Alya Shaffira

Jul 7, 2019, 12:16 am Reply

I'm always so confused with finance management, idk what to track and how. Currently a college freshman and i'm still living with my parents. I don't realky have that much things to track but i feel i need to track something ???

Darren Davis

Jul 7, 2019, 1:09 am Reply

#9 is EVERYTHING!! Great video I loved it! Any tips on creating after taking a break and being nervous to post?

Vignesh Vitsmeon

Jul 7, 2019, 1:58 am Reply

Doing things before 2020 I never trust the next day doing things on track on time is my passion……….

elayme almujeeb

Jul 7, 2019, 2:21 am Reply

Look at Mari helping us 2020 graduates get it together. Lol.

Peanut butter Jelly

Jul 7, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

Thank you ??


Jul 7, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

So practical and applicable. Love these tips!

Esperanza Ramírez

Jul 7, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

For those who need it:
1. Organize your budget for 2020.
2. Read one book per month.
3. Declutter one thing.
4. Schedule all apointments.
5. Think about your goals
6. Cut back.
7. Plan something big.
8. Exercise for 30 days.
9. Call someone.
10. Learn 5 recipes.

Omg, Mariana liked my comment. I love you!

nea the nerd

Jul 7, 2019, 4:04 am Reply

Love your videos!! They inspired me to inspire others. If you know what I mean.? I hope my channel and my videos can do that.?

Daniel Iles – Small Business

Jul 7, 2019, 4:25 am Reply

Catching me not adulting in my natural environment

Time to get back to work


Jul 7, 2019, 6:56 am Reply

My favourite gadgets
One plus 7 pro
Surface pro 6
Android TV
& Your favourite gadgets

applejuice is gr8

Jul 7, 2019, 7:10 am Reply


Could you do one about an organization method, please? I've used the apps you've suggested but I've come to the conclusion that I'm a more rudimentary person and maybe there's something you can upload about it :p


Jul 7, 2019, 7:13 am Reply

Mariana ur the most perfect there is ?

Ngân Tâm

Jul 7, 2019, 8:55 am Reply

Hello lady ^^
I love your wonderful video <3
It's simple and clear but it's such a nice information and visual video !!!

Marie Shan

Jul 7, 2019, 10:33 am Reply

please elaborate more about the budgeting system! really love ur content

Isabel S.

Jul 7, 2019, 11:46 am Reply

You are such an inspiration to me Mariana, thank you for your content ❤️?

you mei you

Jul 7, 2019, 11:58 am Reply

I started reading again. I totally forgot how much I enjoy it.

Hanaa Fekry

Jul 7, 2019, 12:15 pm Reply

I love the your content, it gives me hope and soothes my anxious self.


Jul 7, 2019, 1:14 pm Reply

hiiii do u have a link for the notebook you're using in 3:30?? I would appreciate it a lot 🙂

Derping King

Jul 7, 2019, 2:04 pm Reply

Where did you get the little table for the desk? my desk is too low and I want to raise my laptop.
Thank you.

Gláuber Alves

Jul 7, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

Seus videos agregam muuito! Obrigado!

Becky Walker

Jul 7, 2019, 3:31 pm Reply

So good


Jul 7, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

What is your Goodreads username? Great video!

Iza Popiołek

Jul 7, 2019, 5:44 pm Reply

I've been using the same pen as you, and I love it

Protistha Mozumder

Jul 7, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

Awesome video Mariana….. Thank u for the tips…… Waiting for this year's back to school series eagerly…….


Jul 7, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

I’m 15 idky I’m watching this but great tips

Bruno Ribeiro

Jul 7, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

Ver o "Grande livro da Cozinha" fez-me sorrir!

anate hdez

Jul 7, 2019, 5:29 am Reply

Hi Mariana! Thank you so much for your videos, they mean the world to me personally and really motivate me. Wanted to ask if you have a budget template yo could share? Thank you in advance, love from Spain!


Jul 7, 2019, 11:58 am Reply

I love the idea of reflecting your goals halfway through the year. Life happens and sometimes you need to realize that the goals you started out the year with my no longer be in line with what you really want

Mili Velikova

Jul 7, 2019, 1:01 pm Reply

Loved this Marianna! So many great ideas! For anyone who wants to achieve their goals, Ive actually created a video about getting back on track mid year!

Lilou Dehondt

Jul 7, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

Regarding the notebook: it seems very high quality, which for me is so important when buying new stationary (quality over quantity), especially because most youtuber's merch can sometimes seem a bit "cheap". However, I think that I would rather something that has something more, something that makes it yours, in order for me to buy it. That could be a few template pages with what you believe is important or relative to things you talked about in your channel. I love that it is very minimal and can easily fulfill different people's need, but I personally won't buy it for now, because I can't afford to buy something high quality and online if it doesn't bring me a significant 'plus' compares to what I have access to (obviously I'd love supporting your channel that way, but I'm on a strict budget so I have to set rules for myself). Anyway, merch is still a big step in a your carrer and I'm so glad you are able to get your own, congrats! <3

Caeden Goering

Jul 7, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

This is a great video idea. Lots of great ideas in this video and will definitely be implementing some.

sofina fachlan

Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

Awesome!! New highlight on my newly month… Really love it❤❤


Jul 7, 2019, 6:36 pm Reply

Moleskin? Way to trigger your vegan followers!

Farzana Hasan

Jul 7, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

Did I see a Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard this time?? How is it??

Johana M

Jul 7, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

A video showing exactly how you organize your finances on the excel sheet would be amazing. I really would like to see how you organize that excel sheet

Synnamin Finley

Jul 7, 2019, 3:25 am Reply

i'm going for 6 recipes & 30 books (!!) by the end of the year! this was super helpful, practical advice & i'm feeling super inspired

Mariana’s Study Corner

Jul 7, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

For those of you who've been asking for a budget 101, here's my tutorial: https://youtu.be/8sJ6HI6yLxw


Jul 7, 2019, 9:47 pm Reply

Came across this video on my page and I don't regret clicking on it. ? I already do all these except one that I sort of partially do: "schedule all appointments"

I do schedule all appointments except when it comes to visiting the doctor. Ha. Gotta go book that appointment.

Kaylee Montoya

Jul 7, 2019, 10:19 am Reply

When I click the link for your notebook I get a 404 error?


Jul 7, 2019, 8:21 pm Reply

When I read "before 2020" for a second I thought it was about 5 years left for that day… but it's almost here! ?


Jul 7, 2019, 1:16 pm Reply

quando tu disse "schedule all appointments" eu tirei do vídeo na hora e comecei a ligar pra onde eu precisava ligar ?


Jul 7, 2019, 8:22 pm Reply

lol i will legally become an adult in 2020

Atheer 12

Jul 7, 2019, 8:30 am Reply

wow you'r the first youtuber talk about the new year's plan early ,
thank u it' was helpful

Raphaela Polycarpo

Jul 7, 2019, 2:57 pm Reply

Eu amo sua voz e seu sotaque! As vezes paro pra assistir seus vídeos novamente nos momentos em que a organização e os estudos me estressam, só pela calma que a sua voz passa e a motivação que você gera em mim pra continuar agindo haha much love ❤️


Jul 7, 2019, 9:46 am Reply

the background music is ?

Robert Maxa

Aug 8, 2019, 4:38 am Reply

I am not a book reader. I've willingly read 7 books, in my lifetime, (over 40 years). I think school (not university/college), ruined reading for me. I can tolerate blogs, that's about it. Small bites, of information at a time. So, what then?

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